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Trabea
(230 words)

[German version]

[1] Festal form of the toga

Roman garment, a festal form of the toga , differing from it only in colour. It was dyed purple-red, with scarlet or white stripes (clavi) and was worn on official occasion by equestrians and Salii [2]. Originally it was the dress of Roman kings and was then taken over by consuls, but they wore it only on special occasions (e.g. opening of the Temple of Janus). Other wearers of the trabea in the early period were the augures and the Flamines Dialis and Martia…

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Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg) and Schmidt, Peter Lebrecht, “Trabea”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1218280>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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